• July 23, 2018

Education

Education IBM i (AS/400)

Welcome to i: How to Get Younger Programmers up to Speed in the IBM i/Power Systems World

New IBM i-ers? Despite what you may have heard, they do exist. I should know—I’ve been training them for the last 16 years, first in the context of an IBM i-focused curriculum at the college level, and now through my professional IBM i training business. If you’re having trouble finding new employees qualified to work […]

Education Mainframe

A Millennial Dives into the Mainframe World

I’m one of the millennials and I just started my career as a z/OS software engineer at Rocket Software Japan. Today, I want to share with you how I got interested in mainframe and how I feel now as a fresh Rocketeer in Japan. Last year, I was fortunately selected as one of the APAC […]

Community Education

Doing Good in Ones and Zeroes

For college students, Saturday mornings are typically a time to catch up on sleep or homework. However, this past weekend approximately 40 Catholic University of America (CUA) students from a variety of disciplines spent the day trying to solve the homelessness problem. The students were eager participants in the university’s first Homeless Hackathon, which was […]

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Rocket Gives Back to the Community – Community Day 2017

  I have been looking forward to Rocket Community Day all year long. Since joining Rocket 11 months ago, I’ve heard many things about this favorite annual volunteer event; stories of coworkers crawling into soup kitchen ovens, others who worked out retired greyhounds, or decorated children’s hospital floors, and some who cried through 5 hours […]

Education Events

Live from SHARE 2017: Why I Chose to Launch my Career at Rocket Software

Rocket might not make any product you’ve ever heard of. They don’t have their name on any stadiums, or on the hoods of racecars and there definitely aren’t any “Rocket Music Festivals” (though that would be freaking awesome). Even so, millions of people all over the world are touched by Rocket technology every day—including me […]

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Live from SHARE 2017: How to Get Millennials Programming on Big Iron

As a millennial I missed out on a lot (the Beatles, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and astronauts on the moon come to mind), including learning COBOL and Assembler when I was in college. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that there are fewer than 100 people my age or younger in the […]

IBM Z13 Education Events Partners

Generation Z Competing on Mainframes

Sign up to enter the Student Mainframe Hackathon @ SHARE Student Career Day! We’re proud to partner with SHARE and IBM to sponsor the Student Career Day at the SHARE conference in Providence this August. This event will allow computer science and engineering students to get their hands on arguably the world’s most powerful computing […]

Community Education

Building companies that last

I spend quite a bit of time working with college students, from our summer interns to participants in IBM’s Master the Mainframe contest. It’s a good feeling because I remember all of the experienced programmers and engineers that shared their expertise with me when I was just starting out. Now it’s my time to help […]

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The Mainframe Mastered

Today is the first day of IBM Edge in Las Vegas, where thousands of business leaders are gathering to develop new strategies to accelerate technology breakthroughs, extend infrastructure, and capture new markets. And one of the most exciting parts of the event is the announcement of the winners of IBM’s Master The Mainframe competition, which […]

Rocket Software Interns 2016 Community Education

Where are students learning about software and coding?

Rocket Software just said farewell to our 2016 summer engineering interns – and we look forward to seeing many of them back in our hallways once they graduate. Not only did they bring a lot of creativity and energy to the company, but they also gave us valuable insight into some of the ways that […]